Sharing my thoughts as I try to understand myself and the people around me. As I learn to live more mindfully, I realize that life is our greatest teacher and instead of going through it alone – I figured we could do it together. My name is Felicia and welcome to my office hours.
I've been really trying to deepen my roots in wellness & slow living to ensure I go on to become a happier, healthier bitch. Recently an experience in a parking lot gave me perspective into just how important a strong community can be in any attempt to shift your lifestyle/habits... This is that story.
As I try to train my mind to accept that things simply are as they are & sometimes it's unhelpful to immediately label a situation as "good" or "bad" I ramble on about my (lack of) progress and what I've learned from another podcast called Secular Buddhism (no, I'm not a Buddhist).
Also my online thrift store launches today, if you're interested in taking a look head to: https://www.feliciafalconer.com/apparel
Today's episode is about following your heart and other cheesy shit like that. I feel like I'm going through a spiritual awakening of sorts & after reading The Bhagavad Gita this is one of my main takeaways. I'm not an expert on anything, I'm just a 20 something year old trying to figure my life out and I'm slowly accepting that happiness is probably worth more than any other measure of success.
Today I'm talking with my sister Melissa about growing up black in Canada. We cover things from personal dilemmas to social issues – I wish we had more time but in an hour we share our perspectives on a wide range of race based topics.
Listen with an open mind and remember that this is simply our perspective, not "the black" perspective because (as we discuss) not all black people are the same.
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This episode is about finding positivity in a negative world and reminding myself how lucky I am to be alive and just how grateful I am to have been given the chance to wake up and give life a try, again & again & again.
I want to make it clear that: disagreement is not racism or hateful. I've had a lot to say about this on Instagram recently and thought I'd share my thoughts on the podcast about nuanced opinions, free thinking & just some other random little life updates to bring you into my world a bit.
I was asked how I stay motivated to eat healthy, meditate & stay committed to wellness. Secret is, I'm not motivated to do any of it.
Well, I was.... but just long enough to build the habit. Then I started running on autopilot, just like we all do everyday without even noticing.
Activism is becoming an extreme sport & the prize is asserting your superiority over others. Within the 'activist' space online so many people expect perfection from others but are quick to ask for understanding & patience when they're the ones who fuck up. Let's talk about that.
As much as I find myself saying that I don't give a fuck what others think about me, the truth is I have several fucks to give at all times. This episode is about unpacking this unfortunate character flaw and learning how to move past it.
Today's all about self- care beyond the rituals of bubble baths & wine glasses. This is how I make sure I feel good even after the the bath gets cold aka how I've made self-care a lifestyle instead of something I do once a week.
This is all about the lessons I've learned from past relationships. Hindsight truly is 20/20 when it comes to these things and (once I got over the anger & sadness) looking back there's so much I've learned. I'm almost grateful for it.
I used to think of meditation as just sitting there and doing nothing but now that I've been practicing I can appreciate how much goes into it. Sitting still, paying attention and being fully present/aware is truly an art.
In this episode I try to demystify meditation, I talk about what's "supposed" to happen, what actually happens and what I've learned after 7 months of taking the time to just sit still.
Have you ever had one of those moments of pause when life seems to slow down just enough for you to realize what's really important to you, who you value and how you truly want to spend your life? Today I reflect on those times when life has stopped for me and what I regret NOT doing after they were over.
Today's episode is about people who claim to be tolerant human rights advocates who are really using social justice as an excuse to bully people or to be unnecessarily hateful towards groups that they know they won’t be called out for offending.
Today's episode is all about food and trying to motivate myself to eat healthy despite loving takeout. This isn't about weight loss or about looking a certain way — it's about eating good to feel good and how the 80/20 rule kinda feels like a set up.
*Disclaimer: I'm not a nutritionist or dietitian and do not provide recommendations for specific diets or any medical advice in this podcast.
Today’s episode is about how you’re ruining your life with social media but how social media might not be the problem.
I think we all have a lot more power than we think and should give ourselves a bit more credit.
I don’t want you to think of this as “victim blaming” but instead think of it as empowering.
Remember that you control social media and not the other way around.
Today's episode is about political correctness, identity politics & my issues with people getting offended over everything.
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